we are wings

n., pl. youths (yūths, yūTHz).

    1. The condition or quality of being young.
    2. An early period of development or existence: a nation in its youth.
  1. The time of life between childhood and maturity.
    1. A young person, especially a young male in late adolescence.
    2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Young people considered as a group.
WinGS never set out to pigeon-hole any age groups into a ministry. yes, we do cater to a specific age group but there should be a greater view that this ministry exists for more than a social club/babysitting time for the younger age group for our church.

i have seen pretty amazing stuff happen in this ministry but we should never dwell on former glories. i take heart that we should always know of what we are capable of, with a great God over us.

being a youth is a state of mind. there are 28 year olds who act like 12 year olds, and also 13 year olds who act like 28 year olds.
Youth, or immaturity, is an attitude of the heart and will rather than a function of age.
the Bible has examples of many who are considered 'young' and maybe God chooses them because they know that they're young - and by that they know that they are considered 'weak', 'unable', 'don't know anything' or even 'too young' - and once they really grasp the power in being weak but used by a great God, then His glory is so much more amazing.

"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:30-31

therefore i would just like to stick my head out and say this, WinGS is more than just a youth group, it's a youth ministry under the church, and it is encompasses the entire body of believers, take for example, we have wonderful adult camp counselors before and we definitely would be welcoming more adults to speak during our meetings. WinGS is involved in reaching out to the children of VBS, and Sunday School. we definitely need young adults who will take up the challenge and be leaders to these youths.

the moment we put WinGS into a box, we render it as just another church ministry that we can pick and choose.

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